Tillerman is a stunning tropical Queensland themed restaurant with a seafood focus, overlooking the river and Story Bridge from its first floor perch at Riperian Plaza in Brisbane CBD.
The dress circle location is a match for the splendid decor, with a sizeable outdoor terrace featuring chic patio furniture to enjoy the sweeping views and a stunning indoor dining room with timber ceilings and trimmings.
Along one wall is an exquisite bar with backlit arches and in the main dining area there are leather banquettes, booths and rattan chairs with colourful cushions, linen table cloths and elegant tableware.
In one corner of the bar is a tiny lounge where diners can enjoy a pre-dinner drink from the extensive drinks menu, which features a carefully curated selection of wines from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, France and Greece, craft beers, premium spirits (including absinthe) and cocktails (including lychee Spritz and grilled pineapple mojitos).
All dishes at Tillerman are designed to share, with entrees such as Fremantle octopus carpaccio; King Ora salmon jerky; Aylesbury duck beignets; caviar served with buttermilk blini, creme fraiche & cornichons or Bacalao croquetas with plum and lime aioli.
Mains (which are all gluten free) include dusky flathead with burnt orange ghee & fried caper; Balmain Bug with garlic and prickly ash; Glencoe pork spareribs, dark rum & candied cherry tomatoes; Port Phillip Bay Jerusalem artichoke assiette, thyme & garlic or BBQ Brisbane Valley quail, sofrito & preserved lemon.
To accompany, sides include the likes of cauliflower, fava popcorn, cayenne and tomato mayo; Dutch potaton scallops, black vinegar and samphire or shoestring fries with sishimi.
Good to know - Tillerman is the work of esteemed Brisbane restaurateur Andrew Baturo (Naga Thai, Popolo and Libertine).
Need to know - Booking are essential. There is after-hours parking available from $5 at nearby Wilsons Parking(123 Eagle St).
Riparian Plaza Level 1
71 Eagle St